Exploring Movies – A Dark Song and The Void

This past weekend I had the opportunity to finally set some gaming projects aside and watch two highly recommended movies on Netflix (US). The first was A Dark Song and the other was The Void. I’m not attempting to critically review either film, but rather trying to convey my loose thoughts and how these movies…

Finding Inspiration for Espionage Games – SpyCast Podcast

SpyCast Podcast Hosts: Peter Earnest (former) & Historian Dr. Vince Houghton Produced by International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. SpyCast can be found here or on your favorite podcast application   “Hello from SpyCast, From the secret files of the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. I’m Peter Earnest the Executive Director of the museum. I…

French Quarter Ghost Tour Sparks My Imagination

For the past week, I was out of town for a work conference that took me to New Orleans. What an interesting city with a vibrant present and an amazingly rich past. While there, I had the opportunity to visit the famed French Quarter; my co-worker and I also took the opportunity to do a…

Mysterious Monday – 2 Plot Hooks for Your Next Game [6 Aug 18]

It’s time for another install of Mysterious Monday. Today, I present to you an abbreviated version of this column; two more story seeds for your next horror game. Think about how to further shape them into a complete scenario for your players.  Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in Western Massachusetts, sits a…

Mysterious Monday – 5 Plot Hooks for Your Next Game [11 Jun 18]

It’s time for the next installment of Mysterious Monday! The theme this time is modern era horror. As always these plot hooks are written with the Call of Cthulhu RPG in mind but have a decidedly system-neutral approach.  The local chapter of the Jokers Motorcycle Club has been under continuous harassment by the local police…